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Old 02-21-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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Rye/Colorado City sits right at the foot of the Greenhorn Mountains. If I was to move back to the front range I would strongly consider that area. Postcard pretty, just off the interstate yet not that far from Pueblo, I'm guessing 20 miles. McGowdog, have you got a picture of Rye for us? Also what have they done with that big warehouse off Graneros Rd. and I-25? Still empty?
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Thank you thank you HH.





other side of San Isabel

















San Isabel



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Old 02-21-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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Ooh, I likes me some Rye/Colorado City! Forgot how pretty that area is as its been a long time since I've been there. Great pics-thanks!
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:04 AM
 
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Thanks for all the info, Rye/Colorado City area looks beautiful! So would it be a problem commuting to school everyday from there?

Also as far as the university goes, I am majoring in Sociology and minoring in Criminal Justice. What is the job market like in Pueblo? Rye/Colorado City?
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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As a student, setting yourself up for a 60+ mile per day round-trip commute is both time and money-foolish. The latter especially "lame" if fuel prices explode again, as I expect them to. The job market in Pueblo is likely pretty rough, just like about everyplace else in Colorado. In Rye/Colorado City it would pretty much be non-existent. Rye/Colorado City is pretty much the dominion of commuters or retirees--with relatively little business activity in either.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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The Greenhorn Valley is a very nice area to live in, but if you are going to be attending school in Pueblo I would advise you to stay away from it. The commute isn't that bad, but it can get pretty rough during the winter months. As jazzlover said, they have a job market that is almost non-existent, unless you wan't to work at a convenience store or you are a schoolteacher. Most of the residents are retired or commute to Pueblo for work. Between the two towns, there are about 2,500 people, but there aren't enough businesses to employ a third of those residents.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I would agree if you want to attend school in Pueblo you should live in Pueblo that way you can be closer to the school and activities. As far as the job situation it is hard now but is improving. I would suspect that in the next 10 years at CSU Pueblo grows and Pueblo attracts alternative energy companies our MSA will get to about 250,000 people and the job market will improve a lot. Right now though you can find a job as a student at many places including the call centers that work with students and their schedules.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:49 PM
 
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Convergys is pretty much the only one hiring students I have found and ATT is very unwilling to work with student schedules.
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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What about the one in Midtown, Express Scrips? Plus there is one at the airport indiustrial park.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:45 PM
 
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Most of the call centers only pay employees $8.00 an hour, so make sure you keep that in mind. I know several people who have worked at Convergys and said that they couldn't handle it because the place is a "Zombie Factory."
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